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Non-oral contraceptives up risk of serious blood clots
A new study has put more weight to the evidence that certain non-oral hormonal contraceptives (e.g. skin patches, implants and vaginal rings) carry a higher risk of serious blood clots (known as venous thromboembolism) than others.

Childbearing women 'live longer'
A new study has revealed that women with children live longer than those without.

Combined oral contraceptive pill may ease painful periods
Women who use combined oral contraceptive pill suffer less severe pain compared with women who do not use it, a new study has revealed.

Combined oral contraceptive pill eases painful periods
After a 30-year-long study, scientist have finally provided convincing evidence that the combined oral contraceptive pill does, indeed, alleviate the symptoms of painful menstrual periods - dysmenorrhoea.

Green-glowing fish may offer new insights into health impacts of pollution
New green-glowing zebrafish could make understanding the damage that pollution causes to both wildlife and human health much easier, researchers say.

Brit Women vote the Pill as favourite invention
British women have voted the contraceptive pill as their favourite invention of the last century.

Access to contraceptives may have allowed women to shrink wage gap
Researchers have quantified the impact of the pill on women's labour market advances.

Nuns should take contraceptive pills, say docs
Two Australian doctors have suggested that Catholic nuns be given contraceptive pills.

Contraceptive pill use linked to high prostate cancer risk worldwide
A news study has found that use of the contraceptive pill appears to increase risk of prostate cancer around the globe.

Exotic spice tamarind cures dry, itchy eyes
An eye drop made from the seeds of tamarind tree is the new effective treatment for dry, sore, itchy eyes.

Contraceptive pill nearly halves women's ovarian cancer risk
Women who take the contraceptive pill for ten years almost halve their risk of being diagnosed with ovarian cancer, according to a new study.

Some contraceptive pills more likely to double risk for blood clots
Certain oral contraceptive pills are more likely to cause serious blood clots than others, a new study has warned.

Women on the pill choose less attractive but faithful mates
Women on the contraceptive pill tend to pick men who are faithful, but who fail to satisfy in bed, new research has found.

New contraceptive pills 'likelier to double blood clot risk'
A U.S. study has found that newer brands of contraceptive pill may increase more than double the risk of dangerous blood clots compared with older types.

Birth control shot Depo Provera may impair memory
The birth control shot Depo Provera offers a convenient alternative for a woman who doesn't want to remember to take a daily contraceptive pill, but it may impair her memory, according to a new research from Arizona State University.

'Over-the-counter herbal products don't contain key safety information'
Many people use herbal medicines believing that they are safe. But, a new research has revealed that many over-the-counter herbal products do not contain any of the key information required for safe use.

Contraceptive pill, HRT may protect women against cerebral aneurysm
A research has revealed that women who develop cerebral aneurysms are less likely to have taken the oral contraceptive pill or hormone replacement therapy, suggesting taking oestrogen could have a protective effect.

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